Burning down the house may be Varadkar’s best option

If this government goes to the Christmas recess, the advantage moves to the opposition

7th October, 2018

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, is the first holder of the office in the history of the state to surrender his prerogative to call a general election. Before the budget the privilege is the Taoiseach’s alone. After the budget the leader of the opposition, Micheál Martin, can cause an election at a time of his choosing.

Candidates for the presidency need not bring to my attention Article 13.2 of Bunreacht na hÉireann...

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